Category: Public Services

Food for thought

In Scotland free school meals are currently available to all P1 to P3 pupils, as well as those whose families receive Universal Credit or other benefits. A few days ago the Scottish Government announced,...

Hospitality one of the highest risks

“Scotland’s Hitler,” screamed a caller on a radio programme, referring to Scotland’s First Minister closing pubs for 16 days to contain the Covid19 virus. Some upset individuals went even further in their written and...

Sold out

“The government intends to use a US trade deal to bypass democracy, override Parliament and rip down our public protections.” So says George Monbiot in an article on his website, previously published in The...

Building self sufficiency

Ivan McKee, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation in the Scottish Parliament, has issued a report Coronavirus (COVID-19): report on Personal Protective Equipment supplies: Supporting our Front Line Services and Building Self Sufficiency which...

Lockdown relaxation route map

Today, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon outlined to the Scottish Parliament the government’s route map for easing the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. These are in four gradual phases during which the reaction of the virus will...

Government by slogan

Dr John Ashton believes we have a government that works though the use of slogans with its most recent causing widespread confusion. Dr Ashton is a British doctor and academic who previously held positions...

Face coverings: Fad or necessity?

“We are recommending that you consider using face coverings…as a precautionary measure.” So said the guidance from the Scottish Government issued on 28th April. However the recommendation stresses that “evidence on the use of...

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